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Author: Andrew Jessop

  • The Complete Guide to Python for SEO

    Python is an open-source programming language that has become popular among many in the SEO community as a way to automate repetitive tasks, improve technical SEO campaigns and save time without sacrificing results. In this article, we will look at areas where Python can help you in your technical SEO efforts. By the end, you […]

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  • How to overcome technical debt in SEO

    SEO faces many challenges, ranging from daily tweaks to Google’s algorithms and occasional Google core updates, to internal struggles overcoming the usual business bureaucracy and red tape. One of the biggest problems many organisations face is delays in implementing technical SEO tweaks. The responsibility for this often lies with internal IT teams, but they, in […]

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  • How do you tidy .htaccess redirects?

    A .htaccess file is a way to change the configuration of an Apache Web Server to enable or disable the software’s features and functionality – including, crucially for SEO purposes, a way to directly manage your website redirects.By listing website redirects in .htaccess you can ensure that visitors are sent to the best place if […]

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  • Proton Technologies partners with SALT.agency

    Proton Technologies, the company behind the world’s largest encrypted email service, ProtonMail, has partnered with SALT.agency, to provide migration support and technical SEO guidance while it lays the groundworks for future products. ProtonMail is a Swiss-based, end-to-end encrypted email service that boasts more than 20 million users across the globe. Andy Yen, CEO of Proton […]

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  • The ultimate Pure Spam penalty guide

    If you receive a Pure Spam message in Google Search Console, it means Google has detected evidence of ‘black-hat’ SEO techniques on your website.This can include a variety of old SEO techniques that are no longer considered ethical or acceptable, for example: Publishing auto-generated content that reads like gibberish. Publishing large numbers of small, low-quality […]

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  • How to create a Google Action using Schema

    Schema markup provides website publishers with ways to influence the way your content appears in search results, by passing more information to the search engines than appears to human visitors. One relatively recent capability is the ability to use Schema to create Google Actions – we’ll come on to how you do that in a […]

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  • Identifying site structure weaknesses

    When people talk about website SEO, they often refer to on-page and off-page optimisation to distinguish between on-page factors like keywords, headings and meta tags, and off-page factors like inbound links and domain authority. But one factor you might have overlooked is your overall site structure, which is generally regarded as an extension of on-page […]

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  • How to evaluate your performance against core algorithm updates

    Minor Google algorithm updates are a daily occurrence, but in 2019 we have seen growing awareness of Google core algorithm updates, which are broader changes to the search engine’s ranking criteria and are usually announced officially via Google’s webmaster blogs. They have the potential to knock top-ranked websites further down in the search results, especially […]

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  • How fast is fast enough for good SEO performance?

    It doesn’t take an SEO expert to understand that a slow loading site isn’t good for your business. Your website is, in essence, delivering a service to the reader. If a competitor does a faster job of providing that service, then you are likely to lose customers. While most people understand this at a core […]

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  • Technical writing vs technical content writing

    With only one word differing the two terms, the confusion between technical writing and technical content writing is understandable. Further adding to this confusion is the fact that the two disciplines require similar skill sets and can even cross paths in many instances. However, the ultimate aims of technical writing and technical content writing are […]

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  • What to check if you get a sudden traffic drop

    There can be many reasons why a website might suddenly lose traffic. From changes in search engine algorithms, through to simple tracking errors, the reasons for a traffic drop can be either simple or agonisingly complex. At SALT.agency, we provide comprehensive traffic drop audits for companies that are experiencing depreciated levels of traffic. Before you […]

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